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Mothers of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin Endorse Hillary Clinton for President


The mothers of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis have endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for presidents.

Sybrina Fulton's son Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013. Lucia McBath's son Jordan Davis was killed by Michael Dunn. Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder.

In her op-ed for CNN, Fulton cites Clinton's endorsement of gun control legislation and opposition to Stand Your Ground laws. "She knew all the statistics. But like so many, I’ve long since grown numb to the numbers. So instead, we talked about Trayvon and other families who have lost a loved one to gun violence. We talked about all of the wishes and hopes we had for their lives. And knowing we can never get them back, we discussed how to prevent more moms from losing their sons to gun violence,” wrote Fulton,
Lucy McBath - Photo: Heidi Heilbrunn
In a column for BET, McBath also touted Clinton's proposed gun control laws and said that Bernie Sanders' record has been a disappointment. “He voted against the Brady Bill five times. He also voted for PLCCA, the law that gives gun manufacturers and dealers immunity – not once, but twice, and he continues to say that his vote wasn’t a mistake; that ‘it’s complicated," she wrote. She continued, “These issues are not complicated for me or other mothers whose children have been killed or the many other Americans who demand a president who will stand up to the NRA."

These are the first political endorsements from the mothers.

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